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Title: Association between sociodemographic factors and nutritive and non-nutritive sucking habits among Iranian girls
Authors: Jahanbin, A.
Mokhber, N.
Jabbarimani, A.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Prolonged duration offinger-and pacifier-sucking may be a risk factor for maldevelopment of orofacial structures and dental occlusion. This study assessed the prevalence of nutritive and non-nutritive sucking habits and their association with some contributing factors among 7-year-old girls in Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran. Based on a questionnaire to the parents of 436 schoolgirls, the rate of current or previous pacifier-sucking was 26.6% and of finger-sucking was 10.6%. Child's birth rank and number of siblings and parents' educational level were significantly related to ever pacifier-sucking but not to finger-sucking. The highest prevalence of ever pacifier-sucking was among children who had been breast- and bottle-fed but finger-sucking was more common among exclusively breastfed children
Description: 1143-1147
Keywords: Prevalence
Demography
Questionnaires
Parents
Breast Feeding
Bottle Feeding
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Sucking Behavior
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118044
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/11/16_11_2010_1143_1147.pdf
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